Jim Kweskin

Jim Kweskin

Crabmeat Thompson

Sat, May 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Jim Kweskin
Jim Kweskin
Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader. He also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. He has recorded solo ventures, as a member of the U and I band, and with U and I bandmate Samoa Wilson, and continues to perform widely in various formats. In recent years he and Geoff Muldaur have often appeared as a duo, revisiting and expanding on their Jug Band repertoire.
Crabmeat Thompson
Crabmeat Thompson
CRABMEAT Thompson’s seven albums of original songs have aired on Dr. Demento, WSTW, and radio stations across the U.S. and Canada. He has entertained crowds from Key West to Big Sur, as well as Ireland, Spain, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico. A Delaware native, Crab was the Knoxville World’s Fair’s Delaware “exhibit” when he penned the First State anthem “Small Wonder.” He fronted the Live Wire Choir, a swing band out of Missoula, Montana, touring from San Francisco, to Reno, up to Seattle and beyond, to Canada’s Caribou Interior.

Crab was a friend of the late Kate Wolfe, and a guest on her radio show. He’s performed with John Sebastian, Steve Forbert, Tiny Tim, the Pointer Sisters, Norman Blake, poet Charles Bukowski, and Roscoe the Wonder Horse.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348
http://www.kennettflash.org